The police authorities in Germany have recently taken delivery of a brand new Volkswagen Passat GTE Variant. It will be used exclusively on the Heligoland archipelago where bicycles and cars are prohibited and the only vehicles allowed are small fire trucks, local ambulances as well as the ones which are electrically-powered. It should be specified that the Passat GTE follows a Golf GTE which the police received back in July.
We remind you the Volkswagen Passat GTE is a hybrid vehicle equipped with a gasoline-electric setup consisting of a four-cylinder, 1.4-liter TSI turbocharged engine with 156 HP (115 kW) working with an electric motor that generates an additional 115 HP (85 kW). This hardware setup grants the vehicle with a combined output of 218 HP (160 kW) channeled to the wheels via a dual-clutch six-speed automatic transmission.
Despite being a mid-sized vehicle, the Volkswagen Passat GTE has a fuel consumption of just 2 liters / 100 km with corresponding CO2 emissions of under 45 g/km.